Cara Dillon: Wanderer

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Sometimes all you want is music that’s nice.

Dillon’s voice is one of the sweetest out there, and this latest album offers a beautiful selection of delicate pop/folk. It might be a little pretty in places for people who like their folk earthy but on the other hand, despite the Irish roots of the music, there’s nothing tiddly aye de di about it.

It’s stripped down and simple in sound; producer (and her husband) is pianist and guitarist Sam Lakeman and while his brother Seth makes music that’s full of life, Sam goes for the quiet and thoughtful. It’s all nicely intimate and personal.

The songs are mostly traditional, arranged by Dillon/Lakeman, but she makes them her own, and modern-sounding. Two songs are hers and the closer is by Shaun Davey. Kris Drever also features.

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